Angela Betzien is a Queensland-born and multi-award winning Australian playwright who has had success both in Australia and internationally. Betzien is a founding member of a Melbourne independent theatre company, RealTV. Betzien and her plays are most well-known through the Australian Gothic landscape, in which she can tell her stories through a psychoanalytical approach. Furthermore, her plays endeavour to put a strong aim and focus towards teenagers and younger generations.
From 1994-1997, Betzien received the Queensland Theatre Company Young Playwright's Award. In 1998, after her first play went to stage, she won the George Landen Dann Playwright’s Award. From this moment, Betzien has achieved great wonders both personally and professionally. For Betzien, 2012 was the year she received the Queensland Literary Award for Drama and the Kit Denton Disfellowship Award for her work, War Crimes. Her most recent achievement was in 2015, receiving the Kim Williams’ Fellowship Award.
Betzien has had an astonishing playwriting career which started professionally in 1997 with Dog Wins Lotto, all the way up to her most recent piece in 2015, Mortido. Through this time, Betzien has discovered many raw and emotional events that has embarked her on her playwriting journey. Most of Betzien's famous works come from experiences in which she has witnessed or experienced.
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